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Friday, August 26, 2011

It's been very busy at work and after work this week, as mine and my kids' activities get going. I knew this was coming. SP success has slowed wayyy down, as in, I took 2 days off from working out, and I might have taken 2 full days off tracking food, too.

I will say that after years and years of tracking food in some way, shape or fashion (either here, or at SouthBeachDiet, or Livestrong, or FitDay.org - yes, i have used them all!) I am pretty darn sick of it.

But onward. I am really going to try hard to get a workout in today and tomorrow. I won't promise Sunday, but we'll say maybe. Sometimes it all just feels like a grind, you know?

emoticon Get up every day
emoticon Protein
emoticon and Salad...
emoticon the treadmill...
emoticon boooooooring.

Maybe I should take a tap dance class.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KPRICE354 8/28/2011 5:44PM

    If you have a web-enabled phone, track your food with the mobile tracker. If not keep a small notepad around and write it down to enter later. It helps save computer time. Try walking during your lunch break on busy days. Or if you know you are going to busy, workout extra the day before. Life is always there, don't let it derail you. Good luck!

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ELISOS 8/26/2011 5:31PM

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KAYYVAUGHN 8/26/2011 11:30AM

You do have a busy schedule. Maybe you can try your 12 minute DVDs a couple of times a day.
I can take one day off, but I can tell a difference it's two.

You'll get it together.

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EL-E-E 8/26/2011 10:13AM

    wow, thanks for all the support, you guys!! I'm so grateful.

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GOOSIEMOON 8/26/2011 8:53AM

    Yes, some days repetition is a complete drag. However, repetition in the service of better health and less flab surely must be better than repetition leading to old habits!

You can find a way to change up your exercise - try something new that you thought you might never do.

You are SO worth the effort!

Have a great day! emoticon

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MOSTMOM1 8/26/2011 8:35AM

    Two words: hula hoop

I've been backsliding on food tracking and it shows. Time for me to get back to my handy, dandy app. Back to school stuff throws our house out of whack for a few weeks. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. emoticon

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Meh... I'm okay with it

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

My weekly weigh-in today had me UP, again, negating the wonderful success of last week.

No, wait, start over: My weekly weigh-in today was up slightly, but I know that
1) I had a pretty high sodium dinner last night, and
2) I have been working out much more consistently the last few weeks, so it's still okay. I'm still succeeding.

I'm not letting it get me down, I'm really not.

And water bottle, here I come. emoticon emoticon

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FITFORMYKIDS 8/25/2011 7:13AM

    weighing in after a resturant meal always adds weight for me! Don't let this set you off. Keep doing the right things. This is a marathon, not a race!

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ELISOS 8/24/2011 10:28PM

    water with lemon for the sodium. emoticon emoticon

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KAYYVAUGHN 8/24/2011 6:52PM

    That extra exercising will help, and I know that you have been doing that. Drinking water always helps. Eight glasses is a struggle for me.
Good luck, I'll see you in September.

Take care,

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MOSTMOM1 8/24/2011 5:26PM

    I hear ya! Sodium turns my fingers into Johnsonville Brats. Chug a lug the H2O, baby!

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Supercharging for the weekend!

Friday, August 19, 2011

The weekends are a stumbling block for me, but THIS weekend I do NOT want to undo all my good progress over the last 3 weeks!! Please send all the good vibes you can! I really want that last weight loss victory to be permanent.

DH and I have date night Saturday night, to see one of my favorite musicals and have a nice dinner out with no one to feed/escort to the potty but ourselves. (Heaven!)

What're you doing this weekend?

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EL-E-E 8/23/2011 12:27PM

    We saw Guys and Dolls at the Fox in Atlanta. It was AWESOME - one of my favorites of all time (isn't it everyone's??)! We went out for Thai food and I probably ate too much, but it was a treat.

Thanks for the support, friends!

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MOSTMOM1 8/20/2011 9:13AM

    Sounds fab! Which musical? And I literally just scrunched my eyes closed and wiggled my fingers, sending Sparky vibes your way.
Have FUN!

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ELISOS 8/19/2011 9:45PM

    Enjoy and have fun!!! emoticon

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KAYYVAUGHN 8/19/2011 3:17PM

    Your weekend sounds great. I would be glad to baby-sit for you sometimes.
Give us a review of the musical.

We may have company Saturday, but aren't sure yet. Our niece may bring over her 2 children to play. They of course will get a book.
I want to hear about Sophie's first week in Kindergarten. She told me on the phone that they had Gingerbread cookies for snack on the first day. What more could you want in school?

Sunday we will go to early church. We are planning a fresh vegetable dinner. A friend gave us fresh tomatoes, peas and corn. That will make-up for what I ate today.

Enjoy yourself this weekend.

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Finally, some victories! Or: I was the runner!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

You guys know I had to put away my emoticon a couple of weeks ago. I was getting obsessed with the number, which was a good deal higher than I wanted it to be, and not moving. But today is lucky Wednesday (well, it has sometimes been lucky for me), and I was dying of curiosity, so I weighed in. And I was DOWN, hooray hooray! Finally! Yippieeeee! 146 was my last weigh in that upset me so much. And I know there was probably water weight in there at that time, but today I got a 141.5!
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My Non-Scale Victory, though, is almost more fun. Yesterday instead of the treadmill, I braved the heat outside on the walking trail behind my office. The humidity has dissipated around here for the last few days, so 80 dry degrees emoticonfelt amazing in comparison to the steam-bath we've been living in. And I do love a good "nature walk."

The victory is this: There were 2 other people on the trail, and of the 3 of us, I WAS THE RUNNER! I have never been good at running, nor do I like it, but I pushed myself yesterday, doing 1-min, 2-min, and 3-min intervals with walking in between. I didn't even break my ankles! (There are a lot of roots on this trail and I do get nervous about twisting or tripping.) Anyway, I was so excited to imagine the other 2 people going back to their offices: "Was anyone else out there?" their co-workers would ask. "Yeah, one lady walking and one running." I WAS THE RUNNER!

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My knees are a bit sore this morning and I know I need to get new shoes if I want to continue running (might be a great reward!), but I am so relieved to finally start seeing some changes.

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KPRICE354 8/23/2011 9:27PM

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MOSTMOM1 8/20/2011 9:09AM

    Yeah you!! What a happy blog.

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RNRHEDAR 8/17/2011 10:13PM

    Woohoo! BE THE RUNNER!
And on a side note I really wish that weather would come back. This morning was fine but when I left work... emoticon
Dear Fall...

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ELISOS 8/17/2011 6:27PM

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DEE0973 8/17/2011 9:55AM

    Great for you, so happy for your positive results. Thanks

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EL-E-E 8/17/2011 9:07AM

    Kay, HAHAHA. I am not too sure about 5Ks! Eeeeek. Hey, are we walking tomorrow at LP? Would 4:15 or 4:30 work better?

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KAYYVAUGHN 8/17/2011 8:36AM

    I am so impressed, but I don't know if I can keep up with someone like you. You will be running 5Ks soon.

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Last week, this week

Monday, August 15, 2011

Last week's exercise:
M - yoga/strength 10 min
T - 30 minutes Treadmill (walk/jog)
W -
Th -
F - 30 minute walk (mall!)

I meant to make up a day or two over the weekend, but didn't manage it. emoticon Bummer.

So this week, while it's going to be incredibly busy as our lives ramp back up with school activities, I am going to try, again, to do:

M - yoga/strength (after dinner)
T - treadmill (at work/lunch hour)
W - yoga/strength
Th- cardio of some kind...? (maybe a walk w/KAYVAUGHN?)
F - yoga/strength
S - cardio - morning walk

It's good to have goals, I guess.

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ELISOS 8/15/2011 10:53PM

    It is emoticon to have goals. emoticon emoticon

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KAYYVAUGHN 8/15/2011 4:32PM

    You are getting busy. I do hope that we get our walk in this week.

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